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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English Language and Literature

Programme code:BA-ENGLUCAS code:Q300
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A-level AAB-AAA with A in English (Literature, or Language & Literature) excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
- International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall with 16-17 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level.
- Applications welcome from mature students with Access qualifications and from students with international or other non-A-level qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of English

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

English

Programme specification:

This is one of the country's most prestigious degrees in English, in one of the UK's most highly rated English departments. There is a large academic staff (over 40 full time), and an annual intake of over 200 students to the Single Honours Programmes).

The Single Honours English Language and Literature programme is distinguished by the wide range of subject areas to which students are exposed, across the whole spread of English Studies. After a compulsory Level 1, the programme allows students a high degree of choice within a structure which ensures that all students are exposed to a range of periods of and genres within English literature, and a range of topics in English Language study. The programme meets the benchmarking requirements for English and English Language. The School enjoys close links with the excellent Brotherton Library and its Special Collections resources, many of which are directly supportive of the study of English Language and Literature.

Students may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.

Programme Aims:
At the end of the programme students should:

In English Language, be able to demonstrate awareness of the following:
- the internal structure of contemporary English, including knowledge of its phonetics and phonology (sound system), morphology, syntax, semantics, lexis and pragmatics;
- have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts relating to the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;
- some of the main ways of analysing English text and discourse, including for example conversation analysis, aspects of stylistics and discourse analysis (including critical discourse analysis);
- some of the main theories of meaning and how meanings are influenced by context and negotiated by speakers;
- the history of English, including its ongoing development;
- key geographical and social determinants of variation in English, including a number of the main regional varieties of English in the British Isles;
- the role of language within the broader field of communication, including its role in constructing individual and group identities;
- how language produces and reflects cultural change and difference;
- the implications of language choices, for example in constructing particular registers and styles;
- the application of these approaches to a range of text types and language contexts.

In English Literature, be able to demonstrate:

- Overall (i.e. skills which run across both English Language & Literature modules, and produce useful dialogue between them) be able to demonstrate:
- an awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;
- use basic generic and subject-specific qualities, ie, present a structured and coherent simple argument
- have some knowledge of critical terminology
- have some knowledge of linguistic terminology;
- develop critical skills;
- develop analytical skills;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature; and of how to discuss the style of a literary work in terms of grammar, lexis, and sound;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of particular and specific literary and language fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning and production of a dissertation.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1021Analysing English20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1022English: Context, Culture and Style20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students must choose ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 1:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Students must choose ONE of the CORE modules following in semester 2:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits of Discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STUDY A TOTAL OF 120 CREDITS IN LEVEL 2, WITH NO MORE THAN 70 CREDITS IN ONE SEMESTER.

A MAXIMUM OF 20 CREDITS MAY BE TAKEN IN MODULES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 2:
Students:
1. Must take TWO COMPULSORY CORE modules
2. Choose TWO CORE modules from a list (one per semester)
3a. Choose 40 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules)
OR CHOOSE
3b. 20 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) and 20 credits from outside of the School (known as Discovery modules).

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study both compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 1
Students are required to take ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 1.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 2
Students are required to take ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 2.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 1
Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 1 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.
Students can also opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 - if you wish to do this you should choose a 20 credit English module in semester 1 or 2 from the OPTION module lists (including further CORES if you prefer); this then leaves you with the 20 credits you can choose from modules outside of the School.

ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

In accordance with the credit rules stated:
No more than 70 credits in one semester
A total of 120 credits over the year
A maximum of 20 credits may be taken outside the School of English as Discovery modules at Level 2.

Those students who are enrolled onto ENGL32110 Students into Schools have chosen a module which is taught over both semesters and could potentially have a 50/70 credit split if they choose all their modules within the School of English. If you are enrolled onto ENGL32110 you should only chose 20 further credits in Level 2 (either within or outside of the School) giving you the 120 credits you require.

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 2
Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 2 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.
Students can also opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 - if you wish to do this you should choose a 20 credit English module in semester 1 or 2 from the OPTION module lists (including further CORES if you prefer); this then leaves you with the 20 credits you can choose from modules outside of the School.

ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2

In accordance with the credit rules stated:
No more than 70 credits in one semester
A total of 120 credits over the year
A maximum of 20 credits may be taken outside the School of English as Discovery modules at Level 2.

Those students who are enrolled onto ENGL32110 Students into Schools have chosen a module which is taught over both semesters and could potentially have a 50/70 credit split if they choose all their modules within the School of English. If you are enrolled onto ENGL32110 you should only chose 20 further credits in Level 2 (either within or outside of the School) giving you the 120 credits you require.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules outside the School of English.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STUDY A TOTAL OF 120 CREDITS IN LEVEL 3, WITH NO MORE THAN 70 CREDITS IN ONE SEMESTER.

A MAXIMUM OF 20 CREDITS MAY BE TAKEN IN MODULES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH.

NB: Students are not eligible to take Level 1 modules in Level 3 (with the exception of up to a maximum of 20 credits in Special Skills modules).

Students who began their studies from September 2014 will be required to take a compulsory 40 credit Final Year Project.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 3:
1. 40 credits of Final Year Project in English Literature or English Language
2. 20 credits of Literature core modules
3. 20 credits of Language option modules
4. EITHER:
(a) 20 credits which must be in Language modules (if chosen English Literature FYP)
OR
(b) 20 credits which must be in Literature modules (if chosen English Language FYP)
5. 20 credits which may be in Language, Literature or Discovery modules

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL3022English Language Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1

On some modules, priority is given to Level 2 students (see School of English Module Handbook for details of the priority timetable for the relevant session).

Students are required to take 20 credits (one module) from the following list but can choose to take up to 40 credits (two modules).

If you have chosen to undertake the Final Year Project in Literature (i.e. not the English Language Dissertation) you must choose AT LEAST ONE ENGLISH LANGUAGE module from this list.

If you have chosen to undertake the English Language Dissertation (i.e. not the Final Year Project in Literature) you must choose AT LEAST ONE ENGLISH LITERATURE module from this list.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 2



Some option modules give enrolment priority to Level 2 students for a restricted period of time and may appear reserved until the priority is removed (see School of English Module Handbook for details of the priority timetable for the relevant session).

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules outside the School of English.

Last updated: 20/04/2017

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